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Posts Tagged ‘RElationship

A lesson from The King

November 7, 2011

I have a strong need to be liked.  This applies in both my personal and professional life. Given this need it would be wonderful to know that I am liked by everyone. However,  I’m certain this will not be the case. It ain’t personal – I doubt there is anyone on the planet who is […]

All right

October 31, 2011

How are you today? No, I mean it. How are you? Really? I find it amazing how this enquiry can fall off peoples’ lips scores of times in any day and yet rarely receives a specific or accurate response. It’s as if what should be a genuine, heartfelt enquiry as to someones well-being is so […]

Oussez

February 7, 2011

Few people will have heard of the relatively obscure Belgian philosopher Pierre Oussez, yet he can provide a significant contribution to improving how we all get on with each other. Before I say more about him I need to explain how his thinking can help most of us. This is probably best illustrated by a […]

The truth about lies?

January 23, 2011

Martin, a former neighbour of mine was summoned to see the headmaster at his ten year old son’s school.  The head came straight out with it: “Your son has been telling lies and we are not happy about that”.  Martin swiftly and firmly replied “If my son is telling lies, he must be afraid. Why […]

Difficult people – no such thing?

December 13, 2010

  “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Plato I have been a bit grumpy and feeling sorry for myself over the past week or so. This is mainly because of being laid up with a rather grotty cold and sore throat.  Whilst I have dealt with it reasonably well, my […]

Speak fluent English? It could be a problem.

December 6, 2010

About two years ago I was running a programme for an IT services company in the north of England. At the morning break most of the group left to grab a cup of tea or coffee. One person stayed back however.  He was a young Japanese man who was very reserved and polite. He sat […]

I hear what you say…..

November 29, 2010

In the post that I wrote this time last week, much emphasis was put on the importance and value of good listening and how it contributes to building stronger, richer relationships.  Great listening isn’t necessarily about merely doing the listening, but also very much about showing, even proving to the other person that we really […]